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Karen Knudsen: The American Cancer Society is proud to partner with Color to put the patient at the centre
Mar 20, 2024, 14:57

Karen Knudsen: The American Cancer Society is proud to partner with Color to put the patient at the centre

Karen Knudsen shared a post by Color on LinkedIn:

“While screening guidelines exist for many of the most common cancers, the challenge is ensuring Americans have the healthcare access they need. This doesn’t stop at early detection. When a patient is faced with a cancer diagnosis, they need support at every step of the way.

The American Cancer Society is proud to partner with Color to put the patient at the centre, ensuring they not only have the best chance at a timely diagnosis, but that they also receive high-quality care with a team of clinicians to advocate for them, and that they still feel this support as survivors.”

Quoting Color’s post:

“Today, we announced an important and robust expansion to our program with the American Cancer Society. This first-of-its-kind program helps employers and labor unions support their employee and member populations across all stages of the cancer journey: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Starting today, every patient in our program has access to…

  • Their own comprehensive care team of experts including in-house physicians, a specialist oncologist network, high-risk clinical coordinators, and genetic counselors.
  • An integrated diagnostics and imaging network (that offers appointment availability within 2 weeks of booking!)
  • At-home cancer screening tests for the most common cancers.
  • An evidence-based mental health peer support group specifically designed for patients, survivors, and their families.
  • Their own dedicated Care Advocate to manage logistical burdens like appointment scheduling, follow-up care navigation, and financial considerations.”

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Source: Karen Knudsen/LinkedIn and Color/LinkedIn

Karen E. Knudsen is the CEO of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Prior to joining ACS, Dr. Knudsen served as executive vice president of Oncology Services and enterprise director for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health. She also served as president for the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), representing the 102 leading cancer centers in North America, and on the board of directors of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Dr. Knudsen currently holds leadership roles with some of the most important cancer entities in the United States. She serves on the board of advisors for the National Cancer Institute and on 12 external advisory boards for NCI-designated cancer centers. She is an active member of several committees with the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in addition to serving on other academic and for-profit advisory boards.